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OT Pictures

The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook, Walter A. Elwell, Editor, (Harold Shaw Pub., Wheaton , IL; 1984), p. 347

Situation

Interpretation

Reference

Slave Market

World System

1 John 5:19

Slave Master

Satan

John 12:31

Slaves

Humanity

Ephesians 2:2-3

The Problem

Sin

Colossians 2:14

Highest Bidder

Jesus Christ

Hebrews 2:14-15

Ransom Price

Blood of Christ

1 Peter 1:18-19

One animal sacrifice

per man

Genesis 3

One sacrifice

per family

Exodus 12:3-14

One sacrifice

per nation

Tabernacle in wilderness, Day of atonement

One sacrifice

per world

John 1:29, Heb 10:1-14

Literally, "at-one-ment," the making at one of those who have been separated. The word is used of Christ's dying to bring God and sinners together. Sin had separated them (Isa. 59:2) and made them enemies (Col. 1:2); it was thus a very serious matter. A many-sided act was required to remove that sin; words like redemption and reconciliation bring out significant aspects of Christ's saving work. Whatever had to be done about sin, Christ's death did, and thus opened up salvation for sinners.